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Startup Fails Due to Error 472 with MEMORY_TARGET set to a High Value (Doc ID 1331764.1)

Last updated on JULY 25, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Trying to start database with a huge SGA (memory_target=128G) fails with:

   USER (ospid: 6189): terminating the instance due to error 472
   Termination issued to instance processes. Waiting for the processes to exit

The trace of process terminating the instance shows:

Waited for process PMON to initialize for 118 seconds
<ORACLE_HOME>/bin/oracle 6583 2>&1 | /bin/grep "#"' timed out after 12.739 seconds
Process diagnostic dump actual duration=30.020000 sec
(max dump time=30.000000 sec)
USER (ospid: 6189): terminating the instance due to error 472


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